Immigration Alert: Expired Residency and Visitors Visas extended until the end of December 2020

As the UAE has been working to support residents and lessen the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the UAE Government has approved new decisions aimed to protect the residents and visitors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Extension of UAE Residence visas until December 31st, 2020 applicable on visas expired from March 1st, 2020; applies for both residents inside and outside country
  • Extension of Visitor visas until December 31st, 2020; applicable on visitors inside UAE with visas expired from March 1st, 2020
  • Extension of UAE Nationals’ Identification Card until December 31st, 2020; applicable on ID cards expired from March 1st, 2020, for nationals inside and outside UAE
  • Extension of government services expiring on March 1st, 2020 onwards, for a renewable period of three months starting April 1st, 2020. This applies to all federal government services, including documents, permits, licenses and commercial registers.

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